Welcome to the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women. We are dedicated to furthering feminist issues for the women of Chicago. We pride ourselves on being part of ‘the city that works,’ a city with a long history of activism. Our intention is to make a difference in the lives of the women in our city by dedicating ourselves to several key projects each year, and through community outreach and political activities.

Women Who Dared 2016 Is Almost Here!

Each year, Chicago NOW recognizes two women making a positive impact on the lives of women and girls in this city at our Women Who Dared celebration. Registration for Women Who Dared, which takes place on Thursday, October 13th at Osteria Via Stato (620 N. State) in Chicago, is now open!

This event is Chicago’s opportunity to honor and thank Chicago leaders for their contributions to the feminist community. This year, we are proud to recognize two women who dared: This year, we are proud to honor Congresswoman Robin L. Kelly & Charlene Carruthers, National Director of BYP100. 
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, October 13th!
Host Committee:
Hon. Omar Aquino, Scott Cisek, Irma Cornier, Amy Crawford, Colleen R. Daly, Paloma Delgadillo, Lindsay Eanet, Krystle Everett, Nora Gruenberg, Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Alexi Madon, Nadja Millare, Kelly Marie Murphy, Hon. Debra Shore, Hon. Heather Steans, Susan Straus, Christina Tanner, Cristina Villarreal*
*host committee in formationFor questions, or to join the host committee, please contact (937) 271-4194 or chicagonow.org@gmail.com.

Silent Auction prizes from Women & Children First, The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, Chicago Red Stars, CH Distillery, Early to Bed, Royal George Theatre, and much, much more!

General Ticket Levels:
– Grassroots: $35 (1 ticket)
(Grassroots+ Membership: $65)
– General Admission: $100 (1 ticket)
(General Admission+ Membership: $125)

Host Ticket Levels:
– Grassroots Committee: $150 (4 tickets and recognition) (write or raise)
– Bronze Sponsor: $250 (2 tickets and recognition)
– Silver Sponsor: $500 (3 tickets and recognition)
– Gold Sponsor: $1,000 (4 tickets and recognition)
– Platinum Sponsor: $2,500 (5 tickets and recognition)
– Premier Platinum Sponsor: $5,000 (6 tickets and recognition

Nominate a Woman Who Dared!

The Chicago Chapter of the National Organization for Women is seeking nominations for Women WhoDared, its annual award ceremony recognizing the vital work of women making a difference in Chicago. Each fall, CNOW honors one elected official and one community organizer working to serve and uplift women and girls in our city and beyond.
Recent past honorees on the elected official side include City Clerk Susana Mendoza, Judge Gloria Chevere, and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. Community organizing honorees have included Scheherazade Tillet of A Long Walk Home, Mariame Kaba of Project NIA, and the Teatro Luna Theatre Company. At the Women Who Dared event in October, you will hear from these amazing women and be part of the conversation about CNOW’s future.
We can’t wait to hear about all the amazing Women Who Dared in Chicago!